In our mission to help people recover from musculoskeletal injuries, we’re constantly learning from peers who are also reshaping the way people engage and take control of their health care needs to improve outcomes. In the case of Omada Health, their Prevent program helps people with prediabetes combat a major chronic disease risk by helping people make lifestyle changes.
We particularly admire Omada’s focus on behavior change. According to the company, behavior change outcomes require several influential factors beyond just a process that follows validated protocols including:
- positive social support from peers
- guidance from a trusted health professional
- easy-to-digest information
- a carefully orchestrated timeline
- rich, dynamic media
At FORCE, we believe a similar framework applies to the online video-based exercises programs we’ve created to bring rehab to the home. With exercises prescribed by their surgeon, patients on our platform receive oversight from their care team, and are held accountable to record their compliance to the program.
For prediabetes care and musculoskeletal care alike, giving the patients the digital tools, knowledge, and support they need enables the behavior changes to combat their health care needs.